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over the nextçó two years we are tryg to be fairly strict on the time. chairman bernanke needs to be out by 2:00. the gentleman from illinois. >> con dprat layingses on your reelection. the fdic reported yesterday that bank lending in 2009 fell by 7.75%. $587 billion in the washington journal said it was epic, the decline. there's a chart behind. why is bank lending falling so dramatically. it's falling because we are forcing to receive reserves. upon the committee room tv now is a chart from the oversite value report. increasing 700% since the first quarter of 2007. you'll notice from the chart that if the trend continues, the rate of free loans will soon be off that chart. the dramatic increase to me is really approaching a tsunami approaching our local communities. it is estimated to pique with over 300 billion expected to mature each year. 3.5 trillion, more held by banks and thrift. much held by the community banks that have survived the first part of the mortgage. now being threatened by this one. fdic yesterday added 450 banks to the troubled bank lits doubling the numbe
2011, at the earliest. in testimony before this committee yesterday, chairman bernanke recommended we take steps to determine the future of gse's this year. with american taxpayers exposed to hundreds of billions of dollars in losses from fannie mae and freddie mac continuing operations, do you agree with german bernanke that we cannot afford to wait until next year to decide the gse's future? Ñi>> i believe the time is now o figure out what the proper questions are to ask him what is the proper role the government in the housing system, what is the future structure and objectives of the housing and finance system that policy makers believe is in the best interests of the country and i believe there is plenty of important questions and it is time to start asking in working toward answers right now. with that said, i appreciate the difficulties and challenges in getting to that as of the counter and get into a formal structure. i understand that will take a while. i believe we should absolutely take the time to get it right. i would be happy to work with this committee to start going
, it by them. >> thank you. chairman bernanke, i think chairman frank mentioned the deficit in passing and the debt. that is what i want to ask you about. that is the elephant in the room. we have reduced our debt is going to double in the next five years, a triple in the next 10 years. it is fueled by historic deficits. i heard this morning on television that we have many cases across the united states and children and adults that are walking out on thin ice. they walked out day after day and they get some comfort and nothing happens. the thin ice is dangers. i submit that this type of budget half is a dangerous. i would ask you -- i do not believe that our present budget passed is sustainable. my first question, it is our budget path sustainable? secondly, is there a need for the congress to come up with a concrete plan to change p that the toath? do you believe there is urgency in that? >> you asked about sustainability. you are talking of the medium term charge of a deficit that remains after the economy has returned to normal levels of activity. estimates of the sexual deficit ran
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for banks in the country. host: ben bernanke referred yesterday to short-term political liability for this. guest: i think he is absolutely correct. people tend, under these kinds of conditions, to one to blame someone. the problem with that is there are plenty of people to blame. we deregulated the industry. the congress deregulated the industry. there was a culture, if you will, of deregulation. and this encouraged some of what i call speculative activities that led to the bubbles and then the collapse. yes, you had this reaction. i think it is an overreaction, and the outcome would be -- as you try to blame someone you get worse outcomes rather than better outcomes, and i think that is what the chairman was trying to communicate. host: does the banking committee and the members, are they right to be angry at the fete at all? guest: if they're going to be angry, i think they have to be angry at everyone, including themselves. they allow these organizations to get bigger and more risk oriented. and yes, and regulatory agencies because of this culture -- the regulatory agencies because of
that as a new member, i sat as many of my colleagues did when we got a call from secretary paulson and bernanke in saying this guy was-- and we had to react in two days. so sometimes depending upon the issue of the reaction has to be different. babbitt you or do you not agree with the testimony of mr. scovell which are not just limited to rulemaking and now i have a minute and 47 seconds. >> in 15 seconds i get an a-plus on milestones for professionalism. training i get an incomplete and i get a b on fatigue. >> do you agree with his assessment? >> i agree with some of his assessments. >> look forward to your immediate reaction to them and i would say, i would rather see you come to us and be creative in think out of the box and maybe have to figure out how we can do things differently because i think the confidence of the american public is reducing every day that we delay, and i think there is room for us to think creatively and do it different and i look forward to helping you. >> thank you very much. i appreciate that. >> i thank the gentlelady and >> i thank the gentlelady and th from ohio
and for the communities of america. host: ben bernanke cautioned senators not to curtail the fed's banking oversight, referring to short-term political liability for this. guest: i think he is absolutely correct. people tend, under these kinds of conditions, to want to blame someone. the problem with that is there are plenty of people to blame. we deregulated the industry. congress deregulated the industry. there was a culture, if you will, of deregulation, and this encouraged some speculative activities that led to the bubbles and then the collapse. yes, you have this reaction. i think it is an overreaction. i think the outcome would be -- as you try to blame someone, you get worse outcomes instead of better outcomes. i think that is what the chairman was communicating. it is certainly my message. host: senate banking committee -- are the right to be angry at the fed at all? guest: if they are going to be angry, they have to be angry at everyone, including themselves. they asked to eliminate glass-segall, which allowed these agencies to get better. the regulation backed off, if you will. in that ki
. bernanke. -- thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] ♪ >> we have quite a lineup on this isle. only a couple on the other. we need a few more folks down here. we've already had to pull some day -- a fulsome day. let's proceed to our question and answer session. we have three other excellent speakers, so a lot to look forward to. i want the banking for coming and your excellent attention. this is our fifth symposium and they seem to get better every year, if that is indeed possible. thank you all for making this such a productive in event. all right, we will begin with our question and answer is, and because there are more of you then of view, we're going to start on this side. >> this is a question for mr. kantor. and cultural prophets redeem themselves with accurate insights? >> i am not sure that i understand the question. >> you are talking about cultural prophesied and you believe that they cannot predict accurately. but can the kid rick -- redeem themselves? >> i am not sure what you mean by t
the federal reserve to take the lead on this. citing mr. bernanke does not want to step up and -- i think mr. bernanke, unfortunately, does not want to step up and take responsibility. i think the administration put a good deal of capital to work to make sure that he stayed on as chairman of the fed. but honestly, it would require presidential leadership at this point. we see encouraging signs, but also discouraging signs. the president said nice things about big bankers and their compensation just last week. you have to ask the white house where we are on this issue. host: simon johnson is the author of an upcoming book, "13 bankers." when will this come out? guest: when wilthe end of march. i do not think this problem is going to go away anytime soon. host: wyoming, republican line. caller: i would just like to say a few things and please do not cut us off because we do not get a chance to get in as many times as the democrats and the independent line. i'm a conservative woman of color. i notice every time on c-span and i get to be disappointed. and i will get to my question. i notice a ta
-span, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke testifies on capitol hill. president obama discusses his economic policies at a meeting with the u.s. business roundtable. and toyota executives testify at a hearing about their company's recalls. on tomorrow's "washington journal," we will preview health care summit with members of congress, including michael burgess of texas, diana degette, james clyburn, and bill cassidy. james clyburn -- julie rovner as well. >> live on thursday, day-long coverage of the health care summit. live from blair house, it will also include your reactions on c-span radio and c-span.org. >> now, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. he told congress that the federal reserve will maintain low interest rates to help preserve the economy. this is about an hour. >> chairman frank, ranking member baucus, and other members of the committee, i am pleased to present the federal reserve's semiannual monetary policy report to the congress. i will begin with outlook -- comments on the outlook of the economy and for monetary policy. although the recession officially began more tha
:00. >> thank you and welcome chairman bernanke. Ñi i'm interested in the suggestion made recently about curtailing some of the investment banking risks they are taking. he brings up an important subject and touches on it. it's bigger than what he has addressed. when we repealed against ñrthis i also believe there's been a moral has order caused by a fra decision of a line of credit given to freddie mac. the concept still persists that it is too big to fail. nobody is going to walk away. there's this dpar untea that the government will be there to bail out anybody that looks like is going to shake it up. it doesn't matter the bad debt and burden on the american taxpayer. it is still there. creating a tremendous moral hazard. the real problem over the decades has been the perception put into the markets pretending there is a saveings ore actually capital out there. this is the moral hazard because they believe something that is not true. we see the disintegration of the system we have already created. we have already been in a final crisis. we are going to see this get worse and have to
not remember this because we probably didn't keep track of everything that paulson and bernanke and george bush did, but lehman falls on september 15, then what we have is on september 23 the chairman of the federal reserve and the secretary of treasury come into congress and they testify that they need $700 billion, they've got a 2 1/2-page bill, they don't know what they're going to do with the money, but if you don't give it to them then the world is going to end. now that makes you a little currentble if you're deciding what you're going to do with your investments. not only that, but the next day the president of the united states comes on national television and says the following, speak to the american people, just to get them, you know, calm down a little bit, he says, financial assets related to home mortgages have lost value during the housing decline and the banks holding these assets are are restricted credit. as a result our entire economy is in danger. so i propose that the federal government reduce the risk posed by these troubled assets and supply urgently needed money so banks
's news, chairman of the federal reserve, ben bernanke, says there is a risk for high interest rates and high inflation. borrowing from china and buying huge amounts of oil from opec and we have to realize we have a mess in our hands but there is a solution. we can create jobs and grow our economy without raising taxes. it's a bipartisan american conservation and clean energy independence act, h.r. 2227. this bill uses the trillions of dollars from oil and gas exploration off or coasts, drive conservation and new technologies to improve energy efficiency, develop clean energy generation and infrastructure, rebuild america's independent transportation system and clean our air and water. and not only will we create a clean energy future but create good-paying jobs for years to come. the news tells us how they are but that's not how it has to be. join me in supporting the clean energy and conservation act. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman rise? >> to address the house for one minute and to revis
. host: a couple other items, business section of "new york times," that ben bernanke has survived a challenge to his second term as chairman, and faces the delicate task of beginning to pull the central bank out of its extraordinary situation. guest: the economy through the fall of 2008 and through last year, in an effort to help banks and credit markets and to prevent the financial system from imploding. they did that by lower the interest rates, and now they have to pull that back. they have to pull the federal reserves investments in the economy back. and they have to do that carefully because they don't want to cause problems in doing so, which is something that could happen. it will be delicate. markets are watching when this will happen. if he doesn't do it right, you will see plunges in stock values. host: what is the update? guest: last week senate dodd announced he was at an impasse with senator shelby, and it's not a good sign. there are some republicans who said they were committed to get a bill. one thing to watch is bob corker, a new senator from tennessee, he's worki
let's take a short break, return, please line up here at the head of by the rile. bernanke. -- thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] ♪ >> we have quite a lineup on this isle. only a couple on the other. we need a few more folks down here. we've already had to pull some day -- a fulsome day. let's proceed to our question and answer session. we have three other excellent speakers, so a lot to look forward to. i want the banking for coming and your excellent attention. this is our fifth symposium and they seem to get better every year, if that is indeed possible. thank you all for making this such a productive in event. all right, we will begin with our question and answer is, and because there are more of you then of view, we're going to start on this side. >> this is a question for mr. kantor. and cultural prophets redeem themselves with accurate insights? >> i am not sure that i understand the question. >> you are talking about cultural prophesied and you believe that they cannot predict accuratel
are on is not sustainable. the federal reserve chairman, ben bernanke, said that we cannot allow ourselves to be in a situation where the debts continue to rise and are unsustainable. the former treasury secretary said that it is clearly unsustainable in. the former head of the gao said it we are on an imprudent and unsustainable long-term fiscal path. as the former chairman of the federal reserve, alan greenspan said the the budget is on an unsustainable path. notice any similarities? unsustainable, unsustainable, unsustainable. look, i know that there is a sense of denial amongst our colleagues. about the seriousness of the threat. i see it every day. i just came from a meeting where i saw it. this is tough, but it has got to be dealt with. if we let this get away from us, we will rue the day, rue the day. regretting forever the consequences for the country. whether it is through a proposal from the president or some other method, we have got to deal with the consequences of a failure to act. so, we have to back. the sooner, the better. we will go out to our witnesses. doctor, thank you
pledged in december make up half of the number needed for the training effort. ben bernanke, the chairman for the federal reserve goes to capitol hill this morning. lawmakers will question him on what he can or will the to ease the jobs crisis and make sure the economic crisis -- economic recovery lasts. you can hear the first hour on c-span radio. there is a new study showing hispanics at high-level staff positions in capitol hill are almost nonexistent. this is in spite of the fact that they make up nearly 1/6 of the u.s. population. a of a hundred senate chief of staff, only one is hispanic. there is no hispanic legislative directives -- directors and only one hispanic staff director. hispanics only hold 12 of the roughly for a 40 chief of staff jobs and only nine legislative director slots. -- 140 chief of staff jobs and only nine legislative director slots. some say that is an outrage. the european union wants to halt all executions by 2015 as a step towards abolishing the death penalty. the prime minister did not know how the eu would persuade countries like the united states, china
might not remember this because we probably didn't keep track of everything that paulson and bernanke and george bush did, but lehman falls on september 15. then what we have on september 23, the chairman of the federal reserve and the secretary of treasury come into congress and they testify that they need $700 billion. they have a 2 1/2-page bill. they don't know what they're going to do with the money. but if you don't give it to them, it's world is going to end. that makes you uncomfortable if you're deciding what to do with your investment. not only that, but the next day, the president of the united states comes on national television and says the following, speaking to the american people to get them calmed down a little bit. he said financial assets related to home mortgages have lost value during the housing decline and the banks holding these assets have restricted credit. as a result, our entire economy is in danger. so i propose that the federal government reduce the risk posed by these trouble assets and supply urgently needed money so banks and other financial institutio
professor and no stranger to the audience at c-span2, douglas bernanke -- douglas brinkley. thank you for joining us this morning. guest: good morning. thanks for having me. host: if president stay were a holiday celebrating just one president, it there or one president to honor, who would it be for you and why? guest: i think the original, george washington. remember presidents day began as washington's birthday in 1880 and subsequently evolved, 1971 was started getting this concept of presidents day morphing of washington and lincoln's birthday and then the idea of just celebrating the institute of the president and having school children learn each president and what they look like and memorize the names. but washington is, in my view, the person we need to be celebrating on presidents' day. he did something very extraordinary as our first president, he stepped down. he showed you could relinquish power. that we were not going to become a market. he could have stayed in for life terms because he was that popular but i think it was the beginning of the tradition -- of the presence i
on the financial side, we are talking about high unemployment. bernanke said we will have time with -- we will have trouble with credit card loans, people paying mortgages. they do not have their jobs. commercial real estate is a market he has emphasized over the past months. this will, of course, create different problems for some of the financial institutions and other business models. we will see some institutions do very well overall and some struggle with bad losses. i had an opportunity to listen to my friend pascal. as he said, so far we have dodged the bullet of a strong protectionist response. but we have to be alert that anytime you have continuing unemployment one has to be careful about protectionism. political leaders will feel the pressure to do something. that is always a tempting tool. another issue we are watching is the fact that a number of the stimulus programs ran their full force through the later part of last year and the middle part of 2010. there is a question of a hand off to a private sector recovery. i tried to watch this closely and to reach out to others. we saw some s
said --ç and i remembered s@iing this to bernanke -- i believe for theç denning wall . you guys and your friends and wall street caused the problem. even if you think the ballot as necessary, i tell you what to do. go back to the richest and saying we are putting a surtax on millionaires and billionaires to pay for the bailout. that was my view. xd and iç think what michael is talking about, there was huge frustration and anger in this countryq that government has worked to protect the interest of wall street whileç ignoring- çkow3michael talkingi] about tt that he is a father tried to send kids through college. we are putting more money into programs but we have a lot more to do. i think what people are saying and crying out for, what about us. we are working 50 or 60ç hoursa week, start worrying about us and not just the big money interests. i (jjtjr host: senator bernie sanders, thank you for coming on "washington journal." we will take a short break and will become that the discussion regarding the economy and the latinoç community but the president of la raza. fir
of making decisions on interest rates. mr. bernanke does testify regularly on capitol hill explaining what he is doing, and why he is affecting monetary policy the way he is. some, like milton friedman, have suggested that we could replace federal reserve with a computer that could determine these interest-rate formulas. perhaps that would be better. federal reserve policy can be subject to certain criticism. i do not hoknow how we would do this. there is disagreement on the way they have handled the recession, and that is fair. host: another tweet -- guest: $3 trillion of the deficit? over the next 10 years, if we expended all the tax cuts, for everyone, that would be about $3 trillion. the deficit is much bigger than that. the base line is $11 trillion. if you got rid of all the tax cuts, we would still have and $8 trillion deficit over the next 10 years. president obama is not talking about doing that. only for those making more than $250,000 a year. that is only 1/5 of the tax cuts. if you want to get rid of "tax cuts for the rich" it is over $16 billion from a deficit of $11 trillion.
, as you know, ben bernanke and tim geithner are saying a strong dollar is in the interests of the united states, in relation to the other major floating currencies. i say myself, on my part, i fully agree. a strong dollar is in the interests of the united states. i would also say that it corresponds to the overall superiority interest of the global economy as a whole, and certainly of the interest of europe. i echo what they say. i would also say that, as major floating currencies, we have the sentiment that a number of other currencies that are not floating could themselves have a progressive and orderly and timely appreciation. that is the way i see the running of the present situation. in the very long run, we could imagine other solutions, but at the present moment we are running a set of free floating major currencies, and there you have the terms of reference that we agree upon. >> another question? yes, sir. in the front row. >> while every country has its own problems and is thinking of its own solution, how do you see the doha round will succeed? if it would not, what would be t
. the ayes have it. the motion is agreed to. accordingly the house stands >> ben bernanke testifies about the economy and monetary policy. now, secretary lahood. this part of the hearing is 50 minutes. >> let me just raise a couple of questions with you very quickly. the committee has reviewed thousands of complaints regarding sudden acceleration in the toyota vehicles. before the crash thatñossÑçkçñar membersÑiñr of at( family in aut "tsjutÑ. ñrmy questionÑi is, why did it e jjtxdñrÑi to act? &Ñignz+:çóx@%ylñx].sÑiñr why did it take them so long to act? >> mr. chairman, i would say this. i have been in the job more than a year. prior to my time which would have been prior to january 23rd of '09, if there issues i can't answer, i will get back to you for the record. i will tell you this, 30,000 complaints come to nh tsa every year and we look at every one of them. we think every one is important. some come from people who are driving cars and some come from the industry. we look at what's going on from stakeholders and people in the automobile business. sometimes they f
is unsustainable. the federal reserve chairman, mr. bernanke said we cannot allow ourselves to be in a situation where the debt continues to rise which leads to an unsustainable situation. the former treasury secretary said it is clearly unsustainable the former head of the gao, general walker said we are on imprudent and unsustainable long-term fiscal path. the former chairman of the federal reserve, mr. greenspan said the federal budget is on an unsustainable path. do you noticed the similarity, unsustainable, unsustainable, unsustainable? i know there is a sense of denial among our colleagues about the seriousness of this threat. i see it every day. i have just come from açó meetig in which i see it. this is tough. but it has to be dealt with. if we let this get away from us, we will rue the day. we will rue-the-day. we will regret for ever the consequences to the country. we have to face up to this. whether it is through the commission that the president proposed or some other method, we have got to deal with the consequences of a failure to act. we have to act, the sooner the better. the
. bernanke looks closer to getting his way after what has been a fraught few months. calls the fed to -- host: chat mooga, tennessee, next on our republican line. laurie. caller: hi. i want to comment about the bipartisanship that i see a great deal of in washington and that seems to be that everybody is in agreement 100% on sucking up to their, to the people that spend the money on them, to get them voted in the office and everybody seems to be completely bipartisan on the fact that they're up there to look after their own skin and not the american people. and as far as trying to agree with somebody on the other side of the aisle just for the sake of being called bipartisan, where's your conviction? it doesn't matter whether you're republican or democrat, independent or whatever. if you've got conviction, stick with them. do what's right for america. not what's right for your party. not what's right for the people who paid to get you in office. and that's about all i have to say. host: orange county, creativity. kalee on our democrats line. caller: i'm a democrat who is going switch to an in
paulson, chairman bernanke along with me. our judgment was those problems would have been dramatically amplified if aig had failed and they would spread to parts of the system that would have otherwise been unaffected, including basic confidence in the insurance industry. >> or is it to the derivative business? securities lending and insurance companies? the commercial paper? the aircraft leasing business? or something else? >> it is hard to separate. what is systemic risk is a difficult thing to judge. >> we are all finding that out. >> that is the reality of it. i think the simplest way to say it is look at what happened after lehman brothers and the broader collapse of many of the large institutions. the value of american savings fell 40%. hundreds of thousands of businesses forced to close. mary and the people lost their work. basic confidence in the system was broken. derivativto have vote largest ie company in the world that had written savings contracts hundreds of thousands of american households, and under a state and local governments, to have that institution fail in that en
to the audience at c-span2, douglas bernanke -- douglas brinkley. thank you for joining us this morning. guest: good morning. thanks for having me. host: if president stay were a holiday celebrating just one president, it there or one president to honor, who would it be for you and why? guest: i think the original, george washington. remember presidents day began as washington's birthday in 1880 and subsequently evolved, 1971 was started getting this concept of presidents day morphing of washington and lincoln's birthday and then the idea of just celebrating the institute of the president and having school children learn each president and what they look like and memorize the names. but washington is, in my view, the person we need to be celebrating on presidents' day. he did something very extraordinary as our first president, he stepped down. he showed you could relinquish power. that we were not going to become a market. he could have stayed in for life terms because he was that popular but i think it was the beginning of the tradition -- of the presence in beginning with washington. and ou
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